Ales & Bitters

Enjoy our selection of a brown ale, IPA, golden ale or APA, including well loved brewers such as Wychwood, Brewdog Wells, Fullers, Newcastle Brown and many more.

Ale is a type of beer brewed from malted barley using a warm-fermentation with a strain of brewers' yeast. The yeast will ferment the beer quickly, giving it a sweet, full bodied and fruity taste.

Most ales contain hops, which help preserve the beer and impart a bitter herbal flavour that balances the sweetness of the malt. Each ale has its own unique characteristic, but they are most commonly brewed in England’s rich and brewing heritage and tend to be fruity, hoppy and with complex flavours. Perfect match: red meats, stews and cheese. Ale is warmer, more robust and more complex than lager

Bitter is the English term for a pale ale. Bitters vary in colour from gold to dark amber and in strength from 3% to 7% alcohol by volume.

Fact: There are various different types of ale;Brown Ale,Pale Ale (often known as a bitter), Indian Pale Ale (IPA), Golden Ale, Scotch Ale,American Pale Ale (APA),Belgian Ale,Old Ale to name a few.

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  1. Old Speckled Hen Ale 12x 500ml
    £21.49

    A robust amber ale celebrated globally for its fruity aroma and toffee notes. Goes perfectly with red meat and cheese and works a treat as a hearty fireside...
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  2. Old Speckled Hen Ale 24x 500ml Cans
    £35.99

    A robust amber ale celebrated globally for its fruity aroma and toffee notes. Goes perfectly with red meat and cheese and works a treat as a hearty fireside drink....
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  3. Badger Tanglefoot English Ale 24x 500ml Cans 5% ABV
    £32.99

    Tanglefoot is a golden-coloured ale that conveys hints of melon and pear on the palate. It is a suitable companion for steak and ale...
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  4. Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 8x 500ml
    £13.59

    Whitstable Bay Pale Ale offers a sweet maltiness balanced perfectly with fresh pine notes from late-stage hops. A light, tasty and thirst-quenching...
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  5. Old Crafty Hen Oak Aged Vintage Ale 8x 500ml
    £18.39

    Old Crafty Hen Ale is a premium, vintage oak aged beer, delivering oak aged fruity, raisiny notes from 5X with the lighter malt and toffee of Old Speckled Hen, Elegance and mystery and it goes well with cheese....
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  6. Badger Fursty Ferret Ale 8x 500ml
    £13.99

    Fursty Ferret has a sweet, nutty palate, hoppy aroma and a hint of Seville oranges. Recommended with West Country Cheddar and indulgent...
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  7. Badger Golden Champion Golden Ale 8x 500ml
    £13.99

    The subtle elderflower aromas of this delicately floral brew evoke a summer's evening. Golden Champion is a great companion for smoky, chargrilled chicken and peppery rocket...
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  8. Badger Poachers Choice Ale 8x 500ml
    £14.99

    This rich, smooth brew has a softly spiced sweetness with dark liquorice notes and a fruity damson aroma. It goes brilliantly with game pie and tangy mature...
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  9. Brewdog Punk IPA Scottish IPA India Pale Ale 12x 330ml Case
    £18.99

    Punk IPA is a transatlantic fusion Indian Pale Ale that is made using New Zealand & American Hops. This modern IPA has a taste of tropical fruits and light caramel that is refreshing and full flavoured. One taste of this IPA will leave you...
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  10. Badger Blandford Flyer Ale 8x 500ml
    £14.99

    Badger Blandford Flyer is a rounded, sweet ale with brilliant fruity tones and no hoppy flavour at all. It is tawny in colour and its taste suggests ginger spice and...
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  11. Ringwood Fortyniner Ale 8x 500ml
    £13.49

    A premium golden craft ale, Fortyniner is bright and full of rich flavours. Great with a charcoaled sausage, cheese and great company....
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  12. Badger Hopping Hare Ale 8x 500ml
    £13.99

    The thrice-hopped Hare presents a well-balanced and refreshing golden ale. Goldings and Cascade hops contribute the fruity aroma, while First Gold carries the...
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  13. Badger Tanglefoot Ale 8x 500ml
    £13.99

    Tanglefoot is a golden-coloured ale that conveys hints of melon and pear on the palate. It is a suitable companion for steak and ale...
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  14. Whitstable Bay Organic Ale 8x 500ml Case
    £14.99

    Whitstable Bay Organic Ale is light and refreshing made from some of the finest organic hops, malt and chalk-filtered mineral water. Ideally paired with light food such as salads and...
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  15. Ringwood Razorback Ale 8x 500ml
    £14.99

    Razorback is a well balanced beer with a delicious malt flavour balanced by a tangy citrus hoppiness....
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